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[–] lexsird 5 points 30 points (+35|-5) ago 

I'm old enough that I've watched this crap go down and I've bitched to high heaven about it for years, but Trump is the only one discussing the issue that's put us in this mess.

Bad Trade Deals.

We've been letting politicians fuck our country over in trade deals until our economy has about tanked. We should be hunting every last one of them down and lynching them for the damage they've done to the country.

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[–] Aldo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Bad trade deals for American Factory Workers but great for businesses though. Also we get somewhat cheap goods out of it too. I can't imagine what the a TV or smartphone would cost if it was made in the states, even if it was mostly done with robotics.

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[–] frontiersman 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Someone is on the winning end, someone is on the losing end. The difficult thing in a democracy is that you usually have to side with whoever has more voting people. Trump is taking advantage of the anger of those people left out by the trade deals. But he has also willingly used every advantage given to his companies by those trade deals. Manufacturing in China makes sense if it's cheaper.

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bad trade deals for American Factory Workers but great for businesses though

It's not great for businesses. All the businesses were run out of town by Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc... All the mom & pop stores are gone, all the small business owners lost, all the businesses died because of this. Only people it helped were the giant corporations and bankers who lobbied for it to happen. It's why the middle class is dead. They killed it.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Bad Trade Deals.

Or, the fact that Steve spent his working life in an industrial economy which had very little competition, and his kids are spending their working life in an economy which is not only overregulated, but has a whole planet full of competition.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There had to have been other factors, in addition to bad trade deals.

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[–] theburntsausage 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago  (edited ago)

MFW im 26 and will probly work my ass off and never be able to afford a house.

fucking class of 08 bitches. WE AINT NEVER SEEN THE AMERICAN DREAM.

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[–] PotatoFarm 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

You know, for all the shit people give to Millennials (a lot of it deserved, though), there is no denying that they ended in a really, really shitty economy with little to no good news anywhere in the future.

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[–] Konstamokh 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Automation is pretty good news if implemented correctly.

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[–] SomewhatNeutral 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] cointelpro_shill 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

joke's on you, i have a house made of starbucks cups

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

not directed at you, i know you were joking.

funnily enough, those 5 dollar cuppa-beetuses are a large financial drain, and lots of young folks walk around with them lamenting "Im so broke right now."

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[–] LlamaMan 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Also 26, work my ass off everyday, bank overtime every week, and I just recently moved back in with the rents because there would be no other way to even put a dent in a down payment.

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[–] icamefromreddityo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good for you man, hope you get that house.

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[–] Girthcontrol 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I had my chance, I owned a brand new house when I was a year older than you, but sold it during a career change in my early 30s... which just happened to be before the worldwide property bubble. Now I'll probably never own a house again.

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[–] Deathstalker 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Let's dance around and smoke pot and when the party is over we can get rich off the technologies that our parents discovered while fighting a world war.

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[–] dabork 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Meanwhile, let's take advantage of the temporary economic boom that the war brought and spend the next 60 years literally bleeding the economy dry and robbing things like Social Security blind and making backroom deals with corporations and lobbying our asses off to ensure that we squeeze every fucking drop out of what's left of the battered corpse we call the American economy. Who gives a fuck if our children may not ever get to claim the Social Security they've been paying into their whole lives, who cares if the environment is poisoned by our greed, who cares if other countries dissolve into shambles while we exploit their lax labor and environmental laws for cheap manufacturing and then wash our hands of the whole deal because "it's not our fault" that places like China have turned into a waste dump as a direct result of the demand we have created for them, who cares if we have destroyed the healthcare market by allowing it to be transformed into a multi-billion dollar business with the same regard for human life and suffering as the people who manufacture white phosphorus have, who cares if we've used propaganda and lobbying and smear campaigns to start a war on drugs that has literally destroyed entire cities and created a black market for drugs that has been providing ruthless cartels and drug lords with the financing they need to mount a slow invasion of our country and so what if our own government agencies are directly contributing to the problem by shipping untold amounts of drugs and guns back over the border to ensure their own job security, who gives a fuck that's we've started several wars since the ones that gave us the economic boom we cling to so much as the glory days of America, all of which were based on lies and none of which were a net gain for anyone but the people handing out the orders, none of that shit matters because we got ours.

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[–] 5585651 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I usually hate this kind of shit, but I'm for shitting on baby boomers so I'm conflicted.

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[–] SergeantSlother 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

spicy meme!

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[–] frontiersman 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Look mom, One Of The Boys brought in a fresh one!

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[–] duannguyen 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

all I can say is World of Warcraft (and the likes) and social media destroy a generation of "workers"

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[–] Konstamokh 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Jokes on you. You can actually make good money managing companies' social media.

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[–] Pawn 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

oh man this pisses in 50% of voat's cheerios

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[–] TheTrigger 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

Oh, cut the bs excuses you whiny millennial. Why don't you just get a part-time job at the movie theatre while going to school, so you don't have to apply for a student loan, and get a high paying job offer before even graduating? That's what we did. You kids have it easy with you computer whatsits and doodads. Just stop smoking weed, playing video games, and become conservative.

Then you'll be rich like all of us who actually worked hard for our money.

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[–] Konstamokh 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

We need more /s around here.